This is a free video course developed by Online SAT class. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of the SAT. You will receive 15 video lectures, links to prep manuals, PDF lessons, and 1 SAT knowledge quiz.
I look forward to helping you work through your SAT training. This overview will let you fully understand how the SAT works. The SAT is required for students looking to go to university in the US.
The SAT has three sections: math, reading, and writing. Each of the three sections that comprise the SAT Reasoning Test has a possible score range from 200 to 800 points.
When taking the test, each question is worth 1 raw point. For every question correct, students earn 1 point. For every question left blank, students earn 0 points. And for every question incorrect, students lose (1/4) of a point.
When the test is graded, students will have a raw score for math, reading, and writing. The math score is out of 54. The reading score is out of 67. The writing score is out of 49. Scores are then placed on a bell curve based on the average score of all test takers. This is why the Official Guide lists score ranges; your score depends both on how well you do and on how well everyone else does.
Briefly, the SAT is offered 6 to 7 times per year. If you live outside of the United States, you can take the test in:
October, November, December, January, May, June
American students can also take the test in March.
The tests are organized around the school year, so the first time you’d take it in a given school year is October. That means, you can study over the summer and then take it October. It takes 3 weeks to get your score, but you must register earlier than 1 week before your test, so if you take the October test and wait to see your score, you may have to take the December test.
You can take the test as often as you like, and most schools only want the best score total (so, you get a superscore of your best math, best reading, and best writing, from any test).
Ideally, however, you’d only take the test twice. Most students take the test at least twice, so do not worry if you don’t do well enough at the beginning.
The traditional advice is to take your SAT once in the spring of your third year and once in the fall of your final year. This gives you time to study over the summer.
I’d like to run through a quick over quiz. The purpose of this quiz is to make sure you truly understand how the SAT works and what the SAT tests. You will NOT be given any SAT questions, rather, we are testing whether or not you “get it”.
If you get any of these wrong, you should re-watch the respective videos.
These videos help you run through a smart study plan. The idea is to constantly learn, asses, test, and review your work. I am attaching a reader PDF to download and read. Throughout this course I’ll give you things to download and read so that you have more information about how I can help..
You should take as many tests as you can. You don’t have to watch every video, just the videos that match your current situation. If you have a unique situation, please contact me in the forum or the support tab and ask, and hopefully I’ll update this list.
I've been a test prep and admissions tutors since 2003. I have also been a cyber security consultant since 2014. I started as an SAT and GMAT tutor with Princeton Review. Whilst in uni, I tutored students. I then became director of operations for the Princeton Review in Texas and Thailand. After Princeton Review, I was senior course director for Prep Zone Singapore, wherein I developed a system of instruction that guarantees non-native English speakers excellent SAT marks.
All of my courses are affordable.
They are also affordable. Why? Because test preparation is inherently unfair. If you have thousands of dollars, you can hire someone like me to sit in your living room and walk you through the lessons. That will always be true. But the information... the strategies, tactics, and knowledge... those should NOT be super expensive.
These courses teach you all you need and afford you the opportunity to ask questions. Take advantage of these in your training and you will do exceptionally well on your exams.